Mooting Competition in association with the UK Supreme Court
(January to March)
We offer students the opportunity to compete in our Mooting Competition in association with the Supreme Court. A "moot" simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal), in which participants analyse a fictional case, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions and then present an oral argument. If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be paired up with current law students, including students on the Bar Professional Training Course (the course people undertake to become a barrister), who act as "Mooting Mentors". This structure enables you to not only experience court advocacy, but also develop your knowledge of the law and nurture your communication skills with the help of those already pursuing a career in law.
The competition takes place between 6-8pm, starting with a training session, where you will be taught all about mooting. The schedule for the 2022 competition is as follows:
Thursday 28 January, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Mooting training session
Thursday 4 February, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Mock round
Thursday 11 February, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: First round
Thursday 18 February, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Quarter Final
Thursday 25 February, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Semi Final
Thursday TBC date in March, between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Final, which is judged by a Supreme Court Justice
We also require participants to attend preparation sessions on Tuesday evenings in a 30 minute slot between 6-8pm.
The only eligibility requirements we have are that you will be 16 years or over at the time of the project and that you are studying for your A-Levels (or equivalent) at a non-fee paying school. All of our projects are free of charge for all students.
We will be accepting 18 students on to this project, but a waiting list of students will be operated in the early stage of the competition and waiting list students will be invited to the moot training session.
To apply complete a brief application form by clicking here. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Thursday 14 January 2021. If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the limited number of spaces, we encourage early and well thought-out applications!